Every year you can see beautiful flowers in the prayer garden at our church. It is a great joy and blessing for us to be able to see it. Looking at those flowers, we can take a break and enjoy this beauty that God has made. Unfortunately, the flowers do not last long. The flower withers and soon dies.
Sometimes our lives are like this. There are things that make our lives beautiful. Our youth, our health, our business, our successes, our achievements, our honor, our status. But soon we will experience those times disappearing. Just as petals fall one by one, we experience the petals of our lives falling one by one. At that time, as we remember the past, we miss the moments that were like flowers.
However, where the flower has fallen, it begins to bear fruits. In other words, flowers must wither in order to bear fruit.
We all experience moments in our lives when flowers fall. We may not like it at that moment. But it will be the time when God wants us to bear fruits in our lives. The process will not be easy. But it will be the time for us to experience more of the grace and love of God pouring out upon us.
What flowers make your life beautiful? Was there a moment when you experienced that flower withering? What grace has God poured out on you at that moment? And what kind of fruit did you come to bear?
Pastor Yosub Namgung
Reading for this week: September One Year Bible Readings - One Year Bible Online